Tuesday night for dinner, I made Pete's Famous Enchiladas, but this time I made them with ground beef, ricotta cheese and red enchilada sauce. Behold:
Again, I was able to make two big 'ol casseroles full, plus Bobs came for dinner, and we STILL had four containers of leftovers. I will say that I liked the chicken with cottage cheese and green sauce better, but these were still mighty good. I also had 5 very ripe avocados so Bobs made a HUGE dish of guacamole. Yum.
Yesterday, after my second appointment at which my doctor severely bruised all my internal organs while mashing around my gallbladder, I went to the ATL with Bobs. He, of course, had won a gift certificate to Uncle Julio's, where we had a lovely lunch....look:
I said I was going to try more new things, so I picked up a spaghetti squash, which is something I have never cooked before, believe it or not. Anyone have any good recipes? I also picked up some parsnips thinking I might make goulash in the near distant future.
In the cheapie spice aisle, I gots all the makings to make my own dry brine. I will let you know how this works out or, if it's successful, you may just see "Bunny's Brine" on your grocery shelf soon.
I also picked up French Batard (no, not BASTARD) and some Gruyere cheese so I could have a do-over on the Croques Madames and make it French style rather than Southern ghetto style. I noticed this cheese is unpasteurized--should I be concerned? Those lazy French!
Again, in the spirit of trying new things, I picked up an Asian pear (left) and a mango. Yes, I've eaten mango before, but I have never actually bought one and cut it up and such.
I also bought some "homemade" Puttanesca sauce, you know with capers, olives and anchovies, oh my. Ok, I just found out something interesting when Googling the sauce name. Apparently, Puttanesca is also known as "whore's pasta"--the name originated in Naples after the local women of easy virtue. LOL I loves it even MORE now.
This sauce was excellent and I bought fresh made spinach pasta to serve it with and some crusty bread, and made a huge salad of romaine, cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with a balsamic vinaigritte. Good eatin', peeps, good eatin'.
They are predicting snow later today in the G of A so, of course, all the schools are closed and no store has bread or milk. Silly. Anyhoodle, I have lots of shizz to get done, so I will be back later. Be good, stay warm, wherever you are! B.